I got the call about 4 hours ago that Ronnie James Dio has passed away. I was asked to wait on reporting it til most close family and friends were told.
Dio, 67 had been battling stomach cancer and it was even reported earlier today that he was beating it.
His wife last night denied his death but announcement was made this morning that he did die.
I was told last night to hold off on the announcement of his death til more family was told. About 3-4 hours.
After Wendy Dio's message late last night that he was still alive, I took it to mean that not all family was aware of his passing and locked comments.
I was trying to get the word out of a legend passing but his fans thought I was lying when i was stating the truth.
Regardless, Ronnie James Dio, you will be missed.-Dr.FB